IPC Director to work on Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales

IPC Director Professor Keith Moultrie has been asked by the Welsh Government to sit on a national panel to review current and future health and social care provision across Wales.

The Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales was announced on 1 November by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, Vaughan Gething.

It will review evidence to identify key issues facing health and social care services in Wales now and over coming years, including pressure on NHS, Welsh Government and local authority budgets, workforce planning, recruitment and retention, and meeting the rising demand for healthcare and public expectations. The review will examine options for the way forward and will make recommendations to the Welsh Government about what the health and care services of the future should look like.  

The Welsh Government intends the review panel to be independent, involving leaders, stakeholders and academics with a range of backgrounds. The review team will be supported by a wider stakeholder reference group made up of representatives of professional bodies and social service organisations. The review is expected to take around a year to prepare its report, with interim findings available before then.

Keith will bring a wealth of experience to the panel from his and IPC’s work across Wales.  IPC has worked extensively with the Welsh Government, with every Welsh local authority and with the regional groupings which bring together local authorities and health providers.  In addition to comprehensive experience of social care across Wales, IPC has worked with the UK Departments of Health and Education, the Care Quality Commission and the Scottish Joint Improvement Team.  He will be able to bring this learning from across the UK to inform this important review for Wales.

If you would like to find out more about our work across Wales and how we can support you, please e-mail us at ipc@brookes.ac.uk.  Details of a wide range of projects we have undertaken can be found in our publications.